The City of Minneiska

Mississippi River Valley

 Minneiska Local Government

City of Minneiska Council Minutes
December 3, 2018

Mayor, Scott Splittstoesser called the Minneiska City Council Meeting to order. Council members present included Mel Heaser, Bob Konkel, Mike Konkel and Mark Tibor. Treasurer, Ken Heaser; City Clerk, Rachelle (Shelly) Splittstoesser and Suzie Ehlo were also present. State Senator, Michael Goggin was also in attendance.


Minutes from the November 13 meeting were read. Mark motioned the minutes be approved and Mel seconded. All approved.

 The treasurer's report was read, and the bills were presented. The City net worth is $94,873.22. Ken requested that the bill for Christmas street lights be paid also now that the light that was damaged in transit has been replaced by the vendor. Mike motioned the treasurer's report be approved and all bills be paid. Mel seconded. All approved.

 Old Business

Senator Goggin had attended the September meeting regarding the boat landing. DNR and others involved were unable to attend this meeting and have confirmed attendance at the January 7, 2019 meeting. The DNR has indicated additional information will be shared at that time.


Extra salt for streets has been purchased and put out for residents to use on slippery areas. Some extra salt is in storage. Scott suggested one storage area for all city equipment and materials. Council members agreed this was a good plan for future.


Scott has updated the snowplow contractor on concerns and sanding. He also moved the downed Century Link line so that the plow wouldn’t hit it. Century Link is working on repairs.


Scott was not able to reach the resident regarding parking issues noted at the last meeting. Ken stated that he had spoken to the resident who agreed to address the issue by posting signs and requested that he be called when issues arise so that he can contact renters.


New Business

 Scott noted that two new flags should be ordered. Mike suggested holding off until stainless cable is run on the pole.
Shelly distributed copies of the 2019 City Council meeting schedule.
Shelly requested information from the League of Minnesota Cities on establishing a local lodging tax. She received an email that she forwarded to Council members for review. Council members agreed that this should be pursued. Further clarification is needed from the city attorney. Suzie will follow up on this.

Scott expressed appreciation to retiring council member Bob Konkel for his years of input and service. Council members expressed their appreciation to retiring Mayor Scott Splittstoesser for his years of service.


Ken requested the City Clerk and incoming Mayor, Mark Tibor go to the bank to update checking account signature cards.

 Mark noted that he plans to set up a separate email address to use for city business instead of using his personal email address. He will share this when it is in place.


Senator Goggin noted his support to the council and asked what assistance the city needed most. All council members agreed that the boat landing and infrastructure issues were top priorities. Senator Goggin encouraged the council to continue its consideration of a local lodging tax. Scott thanked the Senator for his attendance and support.


Bob motioned that the meeting be adjourned, and Mel seconded. All approved and the meeting was adjourned.
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Rachelle G. Splittstoesser, City Clerk

 

City of Minneiska
Council Minutes
November 12, 2018


Mayor, Scott Splittstoesser called the Minneiska City Council Meeting to order. Council members present included Mel Heaser, Bob Konkel, Mike Konkel and Mark Tibor. Treasurer, Ken Heaser; City Clerk, Rachelle (Shelly) Splittstoesser and Suzie Ehlo were also present.


Minutes from the October 1 meeting were read. Mel motioned the minutes be approved and Mike seconded. All approved.

 The treasurer's report was read. No bills were presented. The City net worth is $96,028.00. Bob motioned the treasurer's report be approved. Mark seconded. All approved.

 Old Business
Mike stated that remaining weed and brush trimming projects have been completed with the except of one area that will be finished during the next controlled burn.


Christmas street light decorations were delivered this week, but Mike and Ken reported they were damaged in transit. Shelly will follow up with the vendor.


Shelly will send a message to the DNR regarding the status of the action plan for the boat landing as additional information was expected following a meeting held in September.


Bob noted concerns related to parking issues on Taylor Hill Road. Scott will contact the resident where concerns occurred. Mark stated that infrastructure issues are related to parking issues.

 Icy conditions were an issue recently when no salt/sand was distributed. Scott notified the snowplow contractor regarding this. He put down salt himself in the interim. Council members agreed that the city would provide a container of salt/sand behind the Swanson residence and St Mary’s Church so that residents can use it if conditions warrant. A message will be posted on Nextdoor when the salt/sand is available.


Scott noted that he anticipated work on light poles for decorations and the flag pole would be done soon.


New Business

 Ken shared copies of the 2019 budget. Required proceeds from the Stockton promotional group will be donated once funds are received. A donation of $350 will be given to the Senior Citizen Holiday party and $100 donation will be given to the Winona Area Humane Society. Mark motioned to approve, Mike seconded. All approved.


Mike attended a recent Wabasha County Emergency Management meeting that was a good point of interest. Much of the discussion was related to radio protocol. He will be in contact with the Winona County representative.

Century Link has been notified that some lines were down following a storm a month ago. All repairs should be completed soon.


Mark noted concerns shared with him by a resident who had hunters shooting near their home within city limits. The resident was advised to contact the Game Warden/DNR.


Shelly provided preliminary information regarding consideration of a local lodging tax. Council members asked for additional data for discussion at the next meeting.


Scott suggested Council members review and update the Minneiska City Code document. Shelly noted there may be resources available for this project. She will provide details at a future meeting.


Council members canvassed election votes. Of the registered voters in the City of Minneiska, 63 voted. For the position of Mayor, Mark Tibor ran unopposed, receiving 56 votes; there were two write-ins. For the two Council member seats, Suzie Ehlo received 40 votes, Marilyn (Mel) Heaser received 39 votes, Dan Konkel received 34 votes and there were two write-ins.


Bob motioned that the meeting be adjourned, and Mike seconded. All approved and the meeting was adjourned.
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Rachelle G. Splittstoesser, City Clerk

 

 

City of Minneiska
Council Minutes
October 1, 2018


Mayor, Scott Splittstoesser called the Minneiska City Council Meeting to order. Council members present included Mel Heaser, Bob Konkel, Mike Konkel and Mark Tibor. Treasurer, Ken Heaser and City Clerk, Rachelle (Shelly) Splittstoesser were also present.


Minutes from the September 10th meeting were read. Mark motioned the minutes be approved and Mel seconded. All approved.

 The treasurer's report was read. No bills were presented. The City net worth is $96,911.51. Mike motioned the treasurer's report be approved. Mark seconded. All approved.

Old Business


Mike indicated remaining weed and brush trimming projects will be completed yet this year, specifically sumac under utility poles. Scott will check on remaining weed eradication supplies. He will also remove the tree at the Staudacher residence.


Shelly provided details related to the notary renewal, following which Council members decided that at this time application for a notary will not be pursued.

The council meeting for next month has been changed to Monday, November 12th.


Shelly will confirm a delivery date for the Christmas street light decorations previously ordered.


New Business

 Ken noted that the 2019 budget will be available for review at the next meeting. He also noted that the flag in front of the parish house should be disposed of due to condition. He will take care of this. Scott will work on getting the new flag up again.


Mike will attend the first Wabasha county Emergency Management meeting.


Those in attendance at the September 14 meeting with Representative Steve Drazkowski; Winona County Commissioner, Steve Jacobs and DNR members indicated some progress was made. This week the DNR indicated that no soil samples have been collected to date from the boat landing. Additional follow up information is expected by November.


Scott asked Council members to begin more in-depth conversations for consideration of a city lodging tax. Shelly will check on processes for this.


Scott indicated that the same snowplow contractor would be used again this year.


Mark asked that the minutes be posted in pdf format for future. Shelly will do this.

Mark motioned that the meeting be adjourned, and Mel seconded. All approved and the meeting was adjourned.


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 Rachelle G. Splittstoesser, City Clerk

 

 

City of Minneiska

 Council Minutes

September 10, 2018

 

 

Mayor, Scott Splittstoesser called the Minneiska City Council Meeting to order. Council members present included Mel Heaser, Bob Konkel and Mike Konkel. Treasurer, Ken Heaser and City Clerk, Rachelle (Shelly) Splittstoesser and Gary Stadacher were also present.

 

Minutes from the August 6th meeting were read. Mel motioned the minutes be approved and Mike seconded.  All approved. 

The treasurer's report was read and bills were presented to the Council. The City net worth is $98,373.98. Mike motioned the treasurer's report be approved and the bills paid.  Mel seconded.  All approved.  

Old Business

 

Gary asked when MnDOT would be finishing work near the flag pole and whether they would be seeding the area.  Shelly indicated she had been in contact with MnDOT who indicated final grading, raking and hydro seeding would be done. Scott noted that he planned to touch up the paint on the Minneiska sign nearby the area also.

 

Planned weed and brush trimming projects have been completed, but areas that were to be done by a contractor have not been done and will need to be addressed in the future.

 

Shelly noted that she would get needed information on notary renewal.

 

New Business

Gary reported that a box elder tree east of the wall near his home partially blew down in the last storm. Due to the steep slope of the bank he asked that the city check on it.  Scott will look at this.

 

Steve Drazkowski’s office called Scott to set up a meeting regarding the Minneiska boat landing and related issues.  A meeting with Steve and representatives from the DNR has been scheduled for Friday, September 14.  

 

Mike is the new Minneiska Emergency Management Coordinator. He submitted a report for Wabasha county following the last storm that detailed rain amounts and damage in the area. He will contact Winona County to inquire on the process with them. There was also discussion of the use of sirens, weather radios and internet alerts.

 

Bob motioned that the meeting be adjourned, and Mel seconded. All approved and the meeting was adjourned.

 


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Rachelle G. Splittstoesser, City Clerk

City of Minneiska

 Council Minutes

August 6, 2018

 

 

Mayor, Scott Splittstoesser called the Minneiska City Council Meeting to order. Council members present included Mel Heaser, Bob Konkel, Mike Konkel and Mark Tibor.  Treasurer, Ken Heaser and City Clerk, Rachelle (Shelly) Splittstoesser were also present.

 

Minutes from the July 9 meeting were read. Mark motioned the minutes be approved and Mel seconded.  All approved. 

The treasurer's report was read and bills were presented to the Council. The City net worth is $95,819.52. Bob motioned the treasurer's report be approved and the bills paid.  Mel seconded.  All approved.  

Old Business

 

Mike indicated the majority of road patching repairs have been completed.  There is a small supply of materials available for additional projects if/when needed.  

 

Ken and Mike have completed previously discussed brush cleaning projects. Scott noted that the city will be doing additional brush/weed clean up and has contracted to have other weed clean up done. Mel noted that she has called Winona County regarding concerns that weeds block site lines onto Highway 61.

 

Century Link will be on onsite this week to complete work on the cable/drainage project.  MnDOT has been notified and all work by both groups should be completed by Friday.      

 

The National Night Out community event is Tuesday, August 7 at 6:00 p.m.

 

The deadline for filing for city office positions is Tuesday, August 14 at 5:00 p.m.

 

New Business

Mike will take over the position of Minneiska Emergency Management Coordinator from Mark.   

 

Shelly noted that the former city clerk’s notary renewal would expire January 31, 2019. She will get more information on this for council members and the topic will be discussed further at a future meeting. 

 

Bob motioned that the meeting be adjourned and Mark seconded. All approved and the meeting was adjourned.

 


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Rachelle G. Splittstoesser, City Clerk

 

City of Minneiska

 Council Minutes

July 9, 2018

  

Mayor, Scott Splittstoesser called the Minneiska City Council Meeting to order. Council members present included Bob Konkel, Mel Heaser, Mike Konkel and Mark Tibor.  Treasurer, Ken Heaser and Clerk, Rachelle (Shelly) Splittstoesser were also in attendance. Suzie Ehlo was also present.

 Minutes from the June 4 meeting were read. Mel motioned the minutes be approved and Mark seconded.  All approved. 

The treasurer's report was read and bills were presented to the Council. The City net worth is $95,148.82. Bob motioned the treasurer's report be approved and the bills paid.  Mel seconded.  All approved.  

Old Business

 Shelly noted that crews for Century Link were onsite today working on the drainage/cable project near the city flagpole. MnDOT will be on site to complete the work after Century Link is finished.

 Mike indicated that work on city street repairs and bush clearing projects is on-going.

 Mike recently met with a DNR representative and shared concerns on specific issues related to the boat landing.


New Business

Tax Levy for 2019: Council members agreed to no increase.  Mike motioned and Bob seconded that taxes remain the same as last year at a total of $14,100. All approved.   

 The November City Council meeting will be changed from November 6 to November 12 so the Council can canvas the general election results as part of the monthly meeting. 

 Shelly noted that the National Night Out community event will be held Tuesday, August 7th.

 Mike motioned that the meeting be adjourned and Mark seconded. All approved and the meeting was adjourned.

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Rachelle G. Splittstoesser, City Clerk

 

City of Minneiska

 Council Minutes

June 4, 2018

 Mayor, Scott Splittstoesser called the Minneiska City Council Meeting to order. Council members present included Mel Heaser, Mike Konkel and Mark Tibor.  Treasurer, Ken Heaser and Clerk, Rachelle (Shelly) Splittstoesser were also in attendance.

 Minutes from the May 7 meeting were read. Mark motioned the minutes be approved and Mel seconded.  All approved. 

The treasurer's report was read and bills were presented to the Council. The City net worth is $83,272.75. Mike motioned the treasurer's report be approved and the bills paid.  Mel seconded.  All approved.  

Old Business

 Shelly has continued to contact Century Link regarding the drainage/cable project near the city flagpole. Century Link indicated that crews are to be onsite this week.     

 Mike has updated the city website with the new city clerk email address.

 

Mark noted that no community interest has been expressed in the Emergency Management position.

New Business

Shelly stated that Worker’s Compensation Insurance coverage would need to be renewed. Mike motioned and Mel seconded that we leave the coverage as it was last year. All approved.   

 

Mel motioned and Mark seconded that the City donate $50 to Southeast Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF). All approved.

 

Ken and Mike will be working on patching streets that need repair. They will also be cutting/trimming trees under the power lines where needed.

 

Ken indicated the renewal of the MnDOT Adopt a Highway program was due.  Mike motioned and Mark seconded that the city participate another two years. All approved.

 

Shelly confirmed that candidates for city office (Council members/Mayor) elections must file between July 31 and August 14, 2018. 

 

Mike motioned that the meeting be adjourned and Mark seconded. All approved and the meeting was adjourned.


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Rachelle G. Splittstoesser, City Clerk

 

City of Minneiska

 Council Minutes

May 7, 2018

 

 

Mayor, Scott Splittstoesser called the Minneiska City Council Meeting to order. Council members present included Mel Heaser, Bob Konkel, Mike Konkel and Mark Tibor. Treasurer, Ken Heaser and Clerk, Rachelle (Shelly) Splittstoesser were also in attendance.

 

Minutes from the April 2 meeting were read.  Mark motioned the minutes be approved and Mel seconded.  All approved. 

The treasurer's report was read and bills were presented to the Council. The City net worth is $84,217.31. Bob motioned the treasurer's report be approved and the bills paid.  Mel seconded.  All approved.  

Old Business

 

Shelly stated that liquor license renewals are soon due. Mark motioned that the City renew the licenses for Buck's Bar and Eagle View Bar & Grill. Mel seconded.  All approved. 

 

Shelly contacted MnDOT regarding the drainage project near the city flagpole.  Century Link is to complete work in the area within the next week or two.  Then the Winona County highway department will complete work to the site. Mike stated that mowing will not be possible in the area until work is complete.

 

Ken and Mike have completed the hillside burn project.

 

Scott updated the council on recent conversations with DNR staff regarding the boat landing and on-going dredging issues.  He will continue to discuss this with DNR and gather further information on possible resolutions.


New Business

Shelly stated that she would prefer a separate email address to use for city business instead of using her personal email address.  All present agreed that this would be a better arrangement. 

 

Mark requested that a message be posted on to see if there is any community interest in the Emergency Management position he has been covering. Scott suggested a message also be posted regarding the need for local first responders. 
  

Mark motioned that the meeting be adjourned and Bob seconded. All approved and the meeting was adjourned.

 


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Rachelle G. Splittstoesser, City Clerk

 

 

City of Minneiska Council Minutes

March 12, 2018

The Minneiska City Council Meeting was called to order by Mayor Scott Splittstoesser.  Council members present were Mel Heaser, Bob Konkel, Mike Konkel and Mark Tibor.  Also present were Ken Heaser and Shelly Splittstoesser.

The minutes for the January 15 meeting were read.  Mark motioned that the minutes be approved and Bob seconded.  All approved. 

The treasurer's report was read and bills were presented to the Council.  The City net worth is $86,839.03.  Bob motioned that the treasurer's report be approved and the bills paid. Mel seconded.  All approved.



Old Business

Ken noted that required controlled burning permits were approved for burning brush on hillsides.

Scott stated that water running across Bennett Avenue and safety concerns have been resolved.

Shelly shared a price quote for three new Christmas street light decorations. Scott has arranged for Dick’s Electric to check the electrical boxes for the lights. Mike motioned to approve the purchase and Mark seconded. All approved.



New Business

Ken indicated that the state auditor’s report that he submitted has been approved.

 

Ken noted that 2016-2017 Altura Ambulance contract has been finalized. The 2018 contract, as well as the Rollingstone Fire and Rescue contracts, were presented and signed.

 

Ken stated that road signs are needed for the controlled burning project. He shared an estimate to purchase two 4’ mesh signs. Scott has stands that can be used. Mark and Mike have holding tanks for the project. Brush will need to be cleared prior to the burn that will likely be done in the Spring. Mark motioned to purchase the signs and Mike seconded. All approved.


Shelly responded to the Wabasha County Auditor/Treasurer's office regarding which offices will be on the ballot for upcoming elections. She will verify timelines for elected office filings.


Scott has signed the contract with Swiggum Services to sweep the city streets. This will be done before Flood Run in April.

Bob motioned that the meeting be adjourned and Mel seconded.  All approved and the meeting was adjourned.

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Rachelle G. Splittstoesser, City Clerk

 


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City of Minneiska Council Minutes

January 15, 2018 

The Minneiska City Council Meeting was called to order by Mayor Scott Splittstoesser.  Council members present were Mel Heaser, Bob Konkel, Mike Konkel and Mark Tibor.  Also present were Ken Heaser and Shelly Splittstoesser. 

The minutes for the December 4th meeting were read.  Mark motioned that the minutes be approved and Mike seconded.  All approved.  

The treasurer's report was read and bills were presented to the Council.  The City net worth is $87,677.36.  Ken presented the 2017 City Financial Report to the Council. Bob motioned that the treasurer's report be approved, the bills paid and the report be accepted as presented. Mel seconded.  All approved. 

Old Business

Mark noted that the radio he had received from the Wabasha Emergency Management includes all emergency services except police. He indicated that the Wabasha County Emergency Plan has been updated and can be found online. 

Scott has contacted the owner of the rental property on Taylor Hill Drive regarding parking concerns. 

Scott sent a registered letter to the owner of 506 Bennett Avenue regarding water running across the street and safety concerns. Wabasha County will be following up with the owner to resolve the issue.

 

Ken will follow up on needed burning permits for upcoming projects.

New Business

The Winona Area Humane Society sent a thank you for a recent donation. 

Bob mentioned there are electrical boxes for Christmas decorations that need to be replaced. Scott will get an estimate of the cost to do this. Three decorations need to be replaced also. Shelly will watch for the notification of the vendors’ next sale.

 

Scott will contact the new DNR representative regarding the boat landing.

Mike motioned that the meeting be adjourned and Mark seconded.  All approved and the meeting was adjourned.


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Rachelle G. Splittstoesser, City Clerk

 

 

 

City of Minneiska

Minutes

December 4, 2017


The Minneiska City Council Meeting was called to order by Mayor Scott Splittstoesser.  Council members present were Mel Heaser, Bob Konkel, Mike Konkel and Mark Tibor.  Also present were Ken Heaser, Shelly Splittstoesser and Dave Pries.


The minutes for the November 6th meeting were read.  Mel motioned that the minutes be approved and Mike seconded.  All approved.  


The treasurer's report was read and bills were presented to the Council.  The City net worth is $81,577.41.  Bob motioned that the treasurer's report be approved and the bills paid and Mel seconded.  All approved.



Old Business


Mark mentioned that he received a radio from the Wabasha Emergency Management people.


Mike and Ken did some tree/brush cleanup in the City.


Mike and Scott did some work on the road/wall on Taylor Hill Drive adjacent to Gene Swanson’s property.


Water running across Bennett Avenue at 506 Bennett Ave -  Scott talked to owner but nothing has been done.  Scott wil send owner a registered letter regarding resolution of this issue.



New Business


Cities must pass a resolution each year adopting their polling place for the following year.  Since Minneiska does mail voting the local polling place is the office of the County Auditor/Treasurer where the citizen resides. Bob motioned and Mel seconded that such a resolution be passed.  All approved.


Mike indicated that parking at the rental property on Taylor Hill Drive could be an issue during the winter months.  Scott will address with the owner.


Mike mentioned that the City still has 3 old style Christmas decorations that should be replaced.



Mark motioned that the meeting be adjourned and Mike seconded.  All approved and the meeting was adjourned.


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David K. Pries, City Clerk


 

City of Minneiska

Minutes

November 6, 2017


The Minneiska City Council Meeting was called to order by Mayor Scott Splittstoesser.  Council members present were Mel Heaser, Bob Konkel and Mike Konkel.  Also present were Mike and Joy Laufle, Carl and Eenie Francksen, Jeff and Sheri Laufle, Ken Heaser and Dave Pries.


The minutes for the October 2nd meeting were read.  Mike motioned that the minutes be approved and Bob seconded.  All approved.  


The treasurer's report was read and bills were presented to the Council.  The City net worth is $80,067.98.  Bob motioned that the treasurer's report be approved and the bills paid and Mike seconded.  All approved.


Ken presented the Proposed Budget for 2018.  Mel motioned that the Budget be approved as presented and Mike seconded.  All approved.  



New Business


Dave presented a letter to Mayor Splittstoesser and Council Members announcing his intention to retire as the City Clerk at the end of the year.  

Mel motioned and Mike seconded that the City appoint/hire Shelly Splittstoesser as the City Clerk.  All approved.


Bob motioned and Mel seconded that the City donate $450 to the Senior Citizen Holiday Party, $270 to the Rollingstone Snowbankers Snowmobile Club and $100 to the Winona County Humane Society.  All approved.


The Minnesota Gambling Control Board had a question regarding Stockton Promotional Group’s payments to the City of Minneiska.  Ken worked with representatives from the Gambling Control Board and it was determined that the payments from Stockton to the City are voluntary payments - donations voluntarily made by the Stockton Promotional Group to the City and not required by ordinance.  The City may spend these funds on anything that is a City project.  



Bob motioned that the meeting be adjourned and Mel seconded.  All approved and the meeting was adjourned.


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David K. Pries, City Clerk


 

 

City of Minneiska

Minutes

October 2, 2017


The Minneiska City Council Meeting was called to order by Mayor Scott Splittstoesser.  Council members present were Mel Heaser, Bob Konkel, Mike Konkel and Mark Tibor.  Also present was Dave Pries.


The minutes for the September 11th meeting were read.  Mark motioned that the minutes be approved and Mel seconded.  All approved.  


The treasurer's report was read and bills were presented to the Council.  The City net worth is $81,000.23.  Bob motioned that the treasurer's report be approved and the bills paid and Mel seconded.  All approved.  



Old Business


The boat landing has been cleaned out however the tube under Highway 61 still needs cleaning.



New Business


The City intends to post Krully Avenue as Speed Limit 15.



Bob motioned that the meeting be adjourned and Mel seconded.  All approved and the meeting was adjourned.


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David K. Pries, City Clerk


 

 

City of Minneiska

Minutes

September 11, 2017


The Minneiska City Council Meeting was called to order by Mayor Scott Splittstoesser.  Council members present were Mel Heaser, Bob Konkel, Mike Konkel and Mark Tibor.  Also present were Ken Heaser and Dave Pries.


The minutes for the August 7th meeting were read.  Mark motioned that the minutes be approved and Mel seconded.  All approved.  


The treasurer's report was read and bills were presented to the Council.  The City net worth is $91,987.71.  Bob motioned that the treasurer's report be approved and the bills paid and Mel seconded.  All approved.  



Old Business


Street repairs:  The repairs on Taylor Hills Drive from Bennett to Krully have been completed.  Scott will get an estimate on repairing the south end of Krully Avenue.   


Hazard Mitigation (Wabasha County):  Mark motioned and Mike seconded that the City of Minneiska support the hazard mitigation planning effort and adopt the Wabasha County All-Hazard Mitigation Plan.  All approved.


The new LED streetlights will be installed by Xcel Energy sometime between October 2nd and October 31st.  The new lights should provide better lighting and  save the City of Minneiska between 4 and 7 percent per month.



New Business


HBC notified the City that NBC International is replacing channel 460 - the CHILLER channel - with the Olympic channel effective 9/27.       


Bob motioned that the meeting be adjourned and Mark seconded.  All approved and the meeting was adjourned.


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David K. Pries, City Clerk



 

 

City of Minneiska

Minutes

August 7, 2017


The Minneiska City Council Meeting was called to order by Mayor Scott Splittstoesser.  Council members present were Bob Konkel, Mike Konkel and Mark Tibor.  Also present were Ken Heaser and Dave Pries.


The minutes for the July 10th meeting were read.  Mark motioned that the minutes be approved and Mike seconded.  All approved.  


The treasurer's report was read and bills were presented to the Council.  The City net worth is $88,044.63.  Mike motioned that the treasurer's report be approved and the bills paid and Bob seconded.  All approved.  



Old Business


Street repairs:  The repairs on Taylor Hills Drive from Bennett to Krully will be done within the next month or so.  


In the minutes last month it was mentioned that residents need to be aware that anytime they construct or alter any structure on their property exceeding $500 in cost, they need to obtain a building permit from Gene Swanson.  The  dollar amount is actually $1,000.


The Christmas decorations that the City ordered earlier this year have arrived.



New Business


Due to inclement weather National Night Out was held at Buck’s Bar and was well attended.  A big thank you to Buck’s Bar for hosting.       


Bob motioned that the meeting be adjourned and Mark seconded.  All approved and the meeting was adjourned.


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David K. Pries, City Clerk


 

 

City of Minneiska

Minutes

July 10, 2017


The Minneiska City Council Meeting was called to order by Mayor Scott Splittstoesser.  Council members present were Bob Konkel, Mike Konkel and Mark Tibor.  Also present were Jeannie Benike, Howard Gorder, Gene Swanson, Chuck Woodford, Ken Heaser and Dave Pries.


The minutes for the June 5th meeting were read.  Bob motioned that the minutes be approved and Mark seconded.  All approved.  


The treasurer's report was read and bills were presented to the Council.  The City net worth is $85,230.58.  Mark motioned that the treasurer's report be approved and the bills paid and Mike seconded.  All approved.  



Old Business


Minneiska channel dredging:  Initial bids were prohibitive since the content of the permit was modified.    


Street repairs:  City volunteers plan to fill the worst of the cracks.  Scott received one quote for repairing Taylor Hills Drive from Bennett to Krully and some work on Krully.  Mark motioned and Bob seconded that the contractor be contacted to do the work with some additions/modifications.  All approved.  Howard suggested that homeowners be assessed to do road repairs.  


Emergency management:  Mark indicated that there may be some money available for storm erosion.  There is a meeting within the next month that will provide more information on this.



New Business


Parking on Bennett Ave:  Chuck asked why the parking couldn’t be on the bluff/house side instead of the river side for safety purposes since resident driveways and sidewalks would then not go directly into a traffic lane.  Scott will contact the Wabasha County Engineer for clarification on this matter.      


Residents need to be aware that anytime they construct or alter any structure on their property exceeding $500 in cost, they need to obtain a building permit from Gene Swanson.  The cost of the permit is $10.


Mike motioned that the meeting be adjourned and Mark seconded.  All approved and the meeting was adjourned.




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David K. Pries, City Clerk


 

 

City of Minneiska

Minutes

June  5, 2017

 

The Minneiska City Council Meeting was called to order by Mayor Scott Splittstoesser.  Council members present were Bob Konkel, Mike Konkel and Mark Tibor.  Also present were Vic and Benita Vaughn, Ken Heaser and Dave Pries.

 

The minutes for the May 1st meeting were read.  Mark motioned that the minutes be approved and Mike seconded.  All approved.  

 

The treasurer's report was read and bills were presented to the Council.  The City net worth is $79,443.17.  Bob motioned that the treasurer's report be approved and the bills paid and Mike seconded.  All approved.  

 

 

Old Business

 

Minneiska channel dredging:  High water has delayed activity but two contractors are interested in bidding the job.    

 

Street repairs:  Scott has requested bids but none have been received.  Ken picked up 30 bags of crack filler to apply to street cracks.

 

 

New Business

 

SMIF : Bob motioned and Mark seconded that the City donate $50.  All approved.     

 

Tax Levy for 2018: Mike motioned and Bob seconded that the City raise the levy by 5% which amounts to $671 for a total of $14,100.  All approved.     

 

Residents need to breakdown their cardboard before putting it in the recycle dumpster to slow down how fast the dumpster gets full.

 

Some homeowners are not keeping their lawns mowed.  Scott will handle.

 

 

 

Bob motioned that the meeting be adjourned and Mike seconded.  All approved and the meeting was adjourned.

 

 

 

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David K. Pries, City Clerk


 

 

 

City of Minneiska

Minutes

May 1, 2017


The Minneiska City Council Meeting was called to order by Mayor Scott Splittstoesser.  Council members present were Mel Heaser, Bob Konkel, Mike Konkel and Mark Tibor.  Also present were Ken Heaser and Dave Pries.


The minutes for the April 3rd meeting were read.  Mark motioned that the minutes be approved and Mike seconded.  All approved.  


The treasurer's report was read and bills were presented to the Council.  The City net worth is $80,393.91.  Bob motioned that the treasurer's report be approved and the bills paid and Mel seconded.  All approved.  



Old Business


Minneiska channel dredging:  Permit for dredging has been approved and the job is open for bids.    


Street repairs:  Scott is in the process of getting bids.



New Business


Received a request from IRIS - Infants Remembered in Silence - that the City adopt a resolution endorsing October 15th as Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day.  Bob motioned and Mel seconded that the City adopt  Resolution 201701.  All approved.     


HBC informed the City that Universal HD channel 639 will not be available effective July 16, 2017.




Mark motioned that the meeting be adjourned and Mike seconded.  All approved and the meeting was adjourned.




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David K. Pries, City Clerk


 

 

City of Minneiska

Minutes

April 3, 2017


The Minneiska City Council Meeting was called to order by Mayor Scott Splittstoesser.  Council members present were Mel Heaser, Bob Konkel, Mike Konkel and Mark Tibor.  Also present were Ken Heaser and Dave Pries.


The minutes for the March 6th meeting were read.  Mark motioned that the minutes be approved and Bob seconded.  All approved.  


The treasurer's report was read and bills were presented to the Council.  The City net worth is $81,005.16.  Bob motioned that the treasurer's report be approved and the bills paid and Mike seconded.  All approved.  



Old Business


Board of Appeals:  Notices have been posted and published.  Meetings for both counties are next week.


Street sweeping will be done after lunch on Wednesday April 5th.


Minneiska channel dredging:  Scott with Shelly’s assistance discovered that the permit for dredging that was obtained earlier is not valid.  A corrected permit is in the works.  


Street repairs:  The City is planning to purchase a pallet of hole filler and utilize volunteers to patch the minor holes and cracks.  Scott is planning to get estimates for some of the more serious street repairs.



New Business


The Minneiska road cleanup will be Saturday April 22nd.  Anyone interested in helping should meet in the church parking lot at 8:00 AM.  Breakfast will be provided at Eagle View upon completion.  Notification will be posted.


Liquor License renewals:  Mike motioned and Mel seconded that the City renew the licenses for Buck’s Bar and Eagle View Bar & Grill.  All approved.



Bob motioned that the meeting be adjourned and Mel seconded.  All approved and the meeting was adjourned.




_______________________________________

David K. Pries, City Clerk


 

 

 

City of Minneiska

Minutes

March 6, 2017


The Minneiska City Council Meeting was called to order by Mayor Scott Splittstoesser.  Council members present were Mel Heaser, Bob Konkel, Mike Konkel and Mark Tibor.  Also present were Ken Heaser and Dave Pries.


The minutes for the January 23rd meeting were read.  Mark motioned that the minutes be approved and Mel seconded.  All approved.  


The treasurer's report was read and bills were presented to the Council.  The City net worth is $84,831.86.  Bob motioned that the treasurer's report be approved and the bills paid and Mel seconded.  All approved.  



Old Business


Christmas decorations:  Four new decorations have been ordered.


As Bob indicated in a earlier meeting we need new flags and flag poles.  Dave will order.


New Business


Bob attended the Annual City of Rollingstone Fire Board Meeting.  For a fee of $2,139.00 our contract for fire protection and first responder services has been extended for another year.


Scott arranged for Wiggum Services to sweep the city streets for $650.  The sweeping will be done prior to the Flood Run which is scheduled for April 15th.


Boards of Appeal:  Since the City of Minneiska does not have anyone certified, our meetings for both counties will be OPEN BOOK meetings.

The Wabasha County meeting will be held from 9:00 AM till Noon, on Monday the 10th day of April, 2017, in the Wabasha County Courthouse at 625 Jefferson Avenue in Wabasha.  The Winona County meeting will be held from 1:00 PM till 4:00 PM, on Wednesday the 12th day of April, 2017, in the Winona County Assessor’s Office in the Winona County Government Center at 177 Main Street in Winona.



Bob motioned that the meeting be adjourned and Mark seconded.  All approved and the meeting was adjourned.




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David K. Pries, City Clerk



 

 

City of Minneiska

Minutes

January 23, 2017


Oaths of Office were completed for the recently elected officials in attendance.

 

The Minneiska City Council Meeting was called to order by Mayor Scott Splittstoesser.  Council members present were Bob Konkel and Mike Konkel.  Also present were Ken Heaser and Dave Pries.


The minutes for the December 5th meeting were read.  Mike motioned that the minutes be approved and Bob seconded.  All approved.  


The treasurer's report was read and bills were presented to the Council.  The City net worth is $85,919.45.  Bob motioned that the treasurer's report be approved and the bills paid and Mike seconded.  All approved.  Ken presented the 2016 City Financial Report to the Council.  Bob motioned that the report be accepted as presented and Mike seconded.  All approved.




Old Business


Mail Voting saved the City of Minneiska $2,709 for the 2016 elections verses in-person voting in 2014.


Minneiska Channel Dredging:  Received an amended Public Waters Work Permit from the DNR for the dredging necessary to make the Minneiska launch area usable for pleasure boats.


Mike talked to the snowmobile club regarding washouts of the snowmobile trail and made them aware that any washouts are their responsibility.


New Business


Christmas decorations:  Some of our old decorations need replacing and the vendor that we get decorations from has a 20% off sale until the end of January.  Bob motioned and Mike seconded that the City purchase 4 new decorations.  Dave will handle.



Bob motioned that the meeting be adjourned and Mike seconded.  All approved and the meeting was adjourned.

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David K. Pries, City Clerk